UPDATED Nov. 18: Town officials and local residents gathered Nov. 11 to pay tribute on Veterans Day to veterans and their families for their service to the nation.
All veterans were invited to join the march from Walgreen's, at 324 Mass. Ave., to the Central Fire Station. Marchers stepped off at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony followed after arrival at the fire station.
Involved in catering a free lunch for local veterans were Select Board Chair Len Diggins in partnership with Food Link, Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School and Arlington Veterans' Services. The luncheon was held at the Arlington Community Center, 27 Maple St., from noon to 2 p.m.
It was recommended that veterans call in advance to reserve a seat -- at 781-316-3400.
Following the luncheon, Jeff Chunglo, Arlington's director of veterans services, conducted a presentation on the designs for the new Veteran Memorial Park and Honor Roll to review the existing conditions, the major areas requiring improvements and the plans for a new honor roll. The presentation included renderings of the new park.
Following the presentation, Chunglo conducted discussed the newly signed PACT Act along with the Camp Lejeune Justice Act, which is included in this legislation. The PACT Act is the largest health-care and benefit expansion in VA history, with significant changes that will affect veterans of all eras and their ability to tap into additional benefits and services.
This news announcement was published Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, based on information from the Town of Arlington. It was updated Nov. 18 to add ACMi video.
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